This weekend marks a new dawn for GP2 as, with the Asia Series scrapped, the main championship will be a trans-continental one for the first time for the up and comers aiming for a career in Formula 1 in the future.
Last year's champion Romain Grosjean has moved on; taking just such an opportunity in F1 with Lotus and joining former title winners Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Timo Glock, Nico Hulkenberg and Pastor Maldonado in the big league.
One of the drivers entered for the Sepang season-opener is virtually certain to become champion this year and stake their claim for a grand prix race seat, but who will it be?
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Glenn Freeman is the editor of Autosport.com. After 10 years of karting, he decided that writing about motorsport would put less strain on his dad's bank balance than competing, and after obtaining his NCTJ qualifications in newspaper journalism, he joined Motorsport News in 2005.
As deputy racing editor, he covered British Formula 3 and selected international events. He also got the chance to take on boyhood hero Nigel Mansell in a kart race and beat the 1992 world champion.
Glenn left MN to become Autosport.com's international editor in September 2006 and joined the magazine's news desk in January 2008, spending six years as news editor. During that time he covered four seasons of DTM and a year of GP2/GP3, before switching to Formula Renault 3.5 from 2012-14. He became the website's editor in 2014.